News ATI drivers

Daniel Stone daniel at
Fri Sep 14 01:38:24 PDT 2007

On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 10:00:28AM +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 19:47 -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> > on r5xx the 2D accelerator is the same as the older radeons.
> Strange. I swear I saw Xorg people say the 2D accelerator was gone on
> r500.

r5xx introduces a new modesetting engine but has a 2D engine still, and
a 3D engine based upon r3xx/r4xx.  r6xx has a brand new 3D engine, and
gets rid of the 2D engine.  Also, I believe the video overlay was
removed in r5xx, but then re-added in r6xx.

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